Power Maxed Racing has signed Hunter Abbott to tackle the British Touring Car Championship this season at the wheel of a Chevrolet Cruze.
The 35-year-old, who has raced for the previous two seasons in a Rob Austin Racing Audi A4, will test the car before the end of the month. Abbott says that he is aiming for podium finishes this year.
"If you look at the progress that the team has made over the last season, then it is clearly a squad that is going places," said Abbott.
"I will have to get used to front-wheel drive, but we have testing in place so that shouldn't be a problem.
"The engineering expertise at the team is strong, and [team principal] Adam Weaver is very enthusiastic about the project.
"I hope that we can be in the hunt for top five finishes and maybe even a podium."
Power Maxed Racing has yet to reveal details of a second driver.
2016 BTCC LINE-UP SO FAR
Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type R: Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Andy Neate
Team BMR Subaru Levorg: Jason Plato, Colin Turkington, Warren Scott, James Cole
WSR BMW 125i Sport: Jack Goff, Sam Tordoff, Rob Collard
Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST: Andy Jordan, Mat Jackson
Triple Eight Racing MG6: TBA, TBA
Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R: Jeff Smith, Martin Depper, TBA
Speedworks Motorsport: Tom Ingram (Toyota), Matt Simpson (Honda)
Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze: Hunter Abbott, TBA
Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis: Rob Austin
Cicely Racing Mercedes A-Class: Adam Morgan
Laser Tools Racing Mercedes A-Class: Aiden Moffat
Welch Motorsport Proton Gen-2: Dan Welch
Team Parker Racing Ford Focus ST: Alex Martin
Team Hard Toyota Avensis: Chris Smiley
Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus ST: Stewart Lines
Support Our Paras Racing Infiniti Q50: TBA
AmD Tuning Audi S3: TBA